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in pakistan that stood up against the taliban so that girls could go to school. they shot her in the head, she is still in critical condition. but this one young heroine has inspired a growing movement in pakistan to unite against the taliban and said, finally, enough is enough. here's abc's muhammad lila. >> reporter: she's become an icon of hope. a courageous young girl now fighting for her life in a military hospital. >> malala can be anybody's child. it is not that this thing will stop at one person. >> reporter: 14-year-old malala yousafzai was shot and nearly killed on her school bus, targeted by the taliban. her only crime, demanding the right for girls to go to school, something the taliban oppose. the attack has shaken the country, from ordinary pakistanis right to the highest levels of power. even the head of the country's powerful army visiting her in the hospital saying, "we refuse to bow before terror. this woman fights for women's rights. we spoke to her with malala's story on the front page of every newspaper in the country. how is it that a 14-year-old girl can capture the hear
. >>> overseas now, and the latest on the heroic young girl, shot by the taliban because she made a public appeal for girls to get to go to school. today, across pakistan, it was a day of prayer for 14-year-old malala yousufzai. she is in satisfactory condition tonight, they say, and we have learned that several suspects are under arrest. they have not been identified yet, but the taliban was unrepentant, issuing a statement, saying, they had warned her not to speak out about going to school, the way western girls do. malala has been air lifted to a leading military hospital in pakistan for her own protection. >>> and now, back here at home, there is some wicked weather brewing as we head into the weekend. out west, the crushing triple digit heat has been replaced by hail. and there are random water spouts popping up on the horizon. as abc's mrng ginger zee tells us, tonight, the storms are marching east. >> reporter: thunderstorms and lightening lit up the sky in southern california. inside the storms, flooding rain s and spectacular hail. >> it's pretty freaky weather down here. when we get a s
. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no. none. >> reporter: we've learned new details of what happened that night. at 8:30, ambassador chris stevens went outside the compound to say good night to a visiting turish diplomat. the streets were empty. but at 9:40 p.m., security agents in the operations centere group of armed men entering the compound. stevens, information specialist sean smith and one security agent locked themselves in a safe area -- they saw their attackers hunting for them. then, pouring diesel and setting the house on fire. the three americans went to a bathroom area where they tried to open a small window for air, but it was not enough. on the ground, suffering from severe smoke inhalation, they decided to flee. but stevens and smith never made it out alive. diane sawyer as
. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> that official acknowledged a few more armed americans might not have fended off the attack. republican lawmakers kret size the obama add strags for not doing enough to protect the benghazi compound. >>> new details about the man arrested at lax wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying weapons. abc news learned that he told detectives and the fbi, hey this is a game. however, the officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his checked baggage. and officials are still trying to figure out how he managed to fly from china to korea to japan and on to los angeles without being stopped by security. >>> a plea deal reach in the case of a colorado student shot after she wandered into a house drunk. zoe ripple pleaded getty to felony trespassing. her record will be wiped clean if she stays out of trouble. the colorado university student claims sunny was given a date rape drug the night she ended up inside the stranger's house. >> really scary things can happen p it is so important to keep -- your bearings about
in afghanistan. >> i thought we had a messing. right now we have bungled it. president obama told the taliban when we're leaving. >> we have 33 seconds and this is a big question. the healthcare reform act. new mr. romney said he will repeal it and replace it. do you lay grow with the plan and do you agree with replacing it. >> i hope my first plan will be to repeel it. >> he is the candidate for the 8th congressional district. to sew this interview or others, you can go to our website, abc2news.com/politics. don't forget to vote november 6th. >> we'll have more candidates coming up as we lead up to the election november 6th. >> a chilly weekend. >> very autumn. >> that's it for us at abc2 news at 6. thanks for joining us. >> we'll see you back here at 11. did o's -- go o's and have a great evening. david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but
.s. marines urinating on taliban corpses? >> oh, gosh, yes. >> burning korans immediately? >> what we should not be apologizing for is standing up for your values. what we should not be doing is saying to the egyptian people, we, mubarak is cracking down on them, that he's a good guy and in the next week, say, he ought to go. what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, our marine -- we need marines in benghazi, when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look. this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda cells there, as we know al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachme detachment? of course there's an investigation. but when it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem. look at all the various issues out there and it's unraveling before our eyes. the vice president talks abo
by the taliban, she is now being treated by the country's top military hospital. she was flown by helicopter and helped on to a stretcher by soldiers that nearly fatal attack on the girl has horrified pakistanis across religious, ethnic, political lines. she was targeted by the taliban for demanding that girls get equal access to education. and they say the next 24 hours after surgery are going to be critical. 10 doctors waiting to see if the extreme swelling in her head will hopefully be reduced. >> amazing some times the role she has taken on in society. what a symbol she has become. at a young age. what she is fighting for, something we take for granted. she is literally fighting for her life because of the cause there. the doctor said one doctor said the bull effected some parts of the brain. but a 70% chance she well survive. certainly welcome news. all thinking and praying for her. brave little gl. >> for sure. moving on, dozens of american airlines pilots put their labor frustration on display in the nation's capital. the pilots protested at reagan national airport saying the carrier
in connection with the shooting of the courageous pakistani girl that stood up to the taliban. four people have been arrested for the attack on 14-year-old malala yusufzai. she is in stable condition after being shot in the head and neck. for speaking out for educating girls. >>> and nearly two dozen people on a party boat in san francisco bay had a scare when the boat started sinking. the coast guard rescued 22 people on that craft after it struck a rock off of alcatraz and started taking on water. >> we were coming up on alcatraz. check it out. and all of a sudden, boom. like a big jolt. and the cost guard boats came in and got us off. >> nobody was injured in that incident. >>> and the soft drink industry is launching a last-ditch effort to try to stop a ban on big drinks in new york city from taking effect. the industry is suing, claiming the city board of health, denying the authority to impose the ban on drinks larger than 16 ounces. the mayor calls the suit baseless. the rule is set to take effect this coming march. >>> and if you get a strange-looking $100 bill, there's a good chance it
long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol of defiance against the taliban because she was promoting education among women. she is fighting for her life, after the taliban targeted her, gunned her down. she survived. and a team of surgeons extracted a bullet from her neck this morning. she is recovering. we'll have the latest on the story. >> one brave young woman. >>> we have to switch gears now. we want to show you a video we can't stop watching. how so many people are getting up close and personal with tigers. is it just wild encounter? or too close to nature? >> saw the alligator. >>> we have a guest today. ann romney will come in our second hour. >>> we're going to begin with the alarmliing arrest at l.a.x. the big question, how did he make it on that flight into los angeles in the first place? cecilia vega is here with more. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: this is a weird one. look at all of the weapons. it could be a scene straight out of a horror movie. the weapons police say they found in the man's suitcase were bizarre, not to mention frighteni
of a war zone. fighting on enemy taliban fighters to save the lives of wounded soldiers. ♪ it's been a hard day's night >>> it's tiring to be a toddler, times two. watch these boys take on their dinner plates. spaghetti versus sleep. can you guess who wins? >>> and happy friday, everyone. i've not seen that video before. that's very funny stuff. as you all know, robin is at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy here. what a debate. i'm calling it the thursday night fight. real clashes. real differences. the early polls show a split decision. we're hearing a whole lot of praise for our friend and colleague, martha ddatz. she was the moderator last night from abc news. there he is, front and center. >> martha raddatz for president, right? vice president biden really brought the fight to the debate. calling ryan's statements a bunch of mularkey and a bunch of stuff. we're going talk about it with our powerhouse contributors. nicolle wallace and dana brazon brazi brazile. and bianna will tell us about the google searches. >> a lot of online activity last night. it
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